Specie: C majalis
lily of the valley, Belonging to May
lily of the valley, our Lady's tears, Mary's tears ( from Christian legends) May lily, May bells, lily constancy, ladder-t0-heaven, make lily, and muguet.
Name in Latin: Asparagaceae
Name in English: Asparagus
Origin: Northern Hemisphere , Asia and Europe
Growth Habit: Rhizomous: herbaceous perennial plant.
Flower: Stems have a raceme of 5-15 flowers on stem apex. Flowers are white tepals: bellshaped & sweetly scented. (occ. pink)
Blooming Period: Available all year, blooms in spring
Leaf: lanceolated- linear
Popular in wedding and corsage work: excellent accent
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 2 - 6 days
Amount of water: warm
Nutrition: preservative/ food
Special handling: ethylene sensitive
Toxic. Favorite of Queen Victoria, signifies return to happiness. Complicated Taxonomy ... reclassified in 2009. APG III system.